Brazil Travel Guides for Backpackers

The best museums in Monterrey!

Monterrey is one of the most important cities in Mexico, next to Guadalajara and of course, Mexico City. If you’ve read some travel guides to my country, you’ll know that we are (thankfully) full of amazing museums. Monterrey is widely known for its modernity and progress, and also as a […]
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Things to do in São Paulo, Brazil

Every time we think about Brazil we imagine beautiful beaches, like in Rio de Janeiro or Bahia. And sometimes we forget a place that has a lot to offer: the city of São Paulo. Known as the “stone jungle”, the city that never sleeps, it is the largest city in […]
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What to see and do in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Outside the traditional circuit of tourism in Brazil, Belo Horizonte is an excellent destination option to get to know the Brazilian culture better. Located in the state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil, Belo Horizonte is a large city that hasn’t lost the charm of a country village. The capital […]
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Why you should start your trip to Argentina by Iguazu Falls

Argentina is such a vast country with a wide variety of landscapes to explore, so make a decision about where to start to see it is not a simple task. Arrive in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital city with its European architecture and fascinating nightlife, is the easy choice (especially […]
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Best Things To Do In Natal, Brazil

Natal is one of the finest cities in Brazil and there are many things you can do in Natal. Tourist attractions abound here including works of nature for you to experience. It is a suitable place to spend a few days or spend your holidays with your loved ones. Here […]
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Brazilian culture, history and a beach garden you find in Santos.

Nothing makes me happier and more inspired than writing about my city. I don’t know where you, reader, are accessing my post. One thing is sure: you must finish reading and come to Santos! I am Brazilian I was born and always lived in Santos, a coastal city in the […]
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What to do in Brasília: architecture, nightlife, and nature

Unless you’re an architect, if you’re planning a trip to Brazil, it’s unlikely that you’ve considered a stop by Brasilia, the futuristic capital of the country. Most tourists who travel to Brazil choose to visit our main postcard landscapes, such as Rio, Salvador or the extensive coastline of the northeast […]
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A Sunday tour in Buenos Aires City

Sometimes we visit big cities for work, for vacations, for stopovers of long travels, but for different reasons we have a very short time to know the whole city, so we need to take advantage of the really short time that we have in the city. The idea is to […]
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The Difference Between PayPal And Transferwise

If you are one of those unfortunate people who is paying exorbitant bank fees which make you feel so unhappy that you mumble, “I wish there was a better way”, second it is also possible you are a traveler seeking a cheaper method to receive and send money without a […]
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Dive into nature – best hikes in Florianópolis

Florianópolis is the epitome of paradise! It is a little bubble inside of Brazil, especially in terms of security and quality of life. It combines the pros of a city with incredible nature. Apart from 42 marvelous beaches, dunes and Lagoons, Floripa is hilly and has a lot of hikes […]
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Dizzy Rio. Five iconic places

Brazil is not just another half-globe. It’s another world. I can call it fancy and chaotic one. It is the land of love, hope, and coffee. I have been dreaming of Brazil since the very childhood. I have been watching numerous Brazilian novels when I was 12. So, I fell […]
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5 Things You Should Do When Visiting Gramado and Canela

Gramado and Canela are two small cities in south Brazil and are one of the most visited places in Brazil, especially for those who are looking for a cold-weather destination. The two neighboring cities are almost built for tourism, there is so much entertainment combined that you would need at […]
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4 Things You Should Know Before Going to Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

The Iguazu Falls are stunning, without a doubt one of the most beautiful and full of good energy places I have ever visited. It is not for nothing that in 2012 the Falls received the title of one of the “New 7 Wonders of Nature” by the New Seven Wonders […]
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The best wine restaurant in Mendoza, Argentina

When we arrived in Mendoza, we’d spent a lot of time eating croissants, Argentinian asados (roast), parilla (grill), and visiting local parks… which were simply the best. However, we later found ourselves short on time to visit what Mendoza is most known for, WINE! Here, I review the award-winning, Casa El […]
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Traveling to interior of Brazil – Maringá City

Brazil is very vast in cultures and biodiversity. This is reflected in its forests and beaches, as well as in the diversities in its great capitals. But in addition to the big cities and beaches, there are lots of cool things to see in the inland cities. If in addition […]
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How to get to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sugar Loaf (Pão de Açúcar) is the second most important place to visit in Rio de Janeiro after the statue of Christ the Redeemer. This is written in all guidebooks, but for me, it is the first! I am ready to climb this mountain at least every day. For a […]
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What To See in Salvador, Brazil

Known as the most black city outside Africa’s continent, Salvador has more than 80% of the population declared as black people. This city was the first capital of Brazil, received many slaves centuries ago and now is one of the most mixed-cultures places in this country. Salvador is located in […]
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Ibitipoca: a secret paradise in Brazil's countryside

Brazil is well known for its wonderful beaches, the mighty Amazon Rainforest, the enchanting city of Rio de Janeiro and countless numbers of beautiful landscapes. The state of Minas Gerais, in the countryside of Brazil, may not be in everyone’s travel guide when choosing to visit this country, but let […]
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How to travel to the Lake District, Brazil: unusual destinations

The region of lakes, as it is known as the Coast of the Coastal Shallows of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the most beautiful in Brazil. With lush beaches and a distinctive climate, this region is a privilege for visitors every year, especially on protracted holidays. Whenever there is […]
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Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

The first time I stepped off the ferry in Palma de Mallorca, I was amazed by the architecture and beauty this city has to offer. I really fell in love with this city, and I still am. The port is a vast scenery of yachts and boats of all sizes. […]
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A practical guide to visiting Praia do Forte, Bahia

If you want to experience the authentic culture of Brazil, but avoid the chaos of the big cities, then Praia do Forte is the perfect destination for you! With endless beautiful beaches, traditional Bahian cuisine, live samba music, and all kinds of leisure activities, Praia do Forte is one of […]
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3 places you must see in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Foz do Iguaçu is a city like no other in the whole world. First of all, it’s located in a triple border, being the Brazilian currency with Argentina and Paraguay – and making it possible to visit three different countries in a single night. In the second place, it is […]
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10 secret tips if you are in Florianópolis for New Year's Eve

Florianópolis is the best beach destination in Brazil! It is a city literally on an island almost the size of NYC full of beaches for all tastes. And the traffic jam. Due to many nature conservation areas, hills and a strong environmental community, it remains with few and small roads. […]
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Búzios: great moments, beautiful beaches.

Búzios is a perfect attraction if you enjoy beaches, nightlife, gastronomic centres and some light adventure. It is a resort city all planned for tourism and events. In South America, Búzios is known mostly because of the Argentines, that really love the destination. Búzios attract many cruises too during the […]
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The Best Beaches Close to Lisbon

Living in Lisbon not only gives you the opportunity to live in one of Europe’s most charming cities, you will also have close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches. I’m a huge beach person, so moving to Lisbon was like living in paradise. I felt like I was […]
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5 Must-Do Cultural Tours In Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo is one of the most diverse metropolises in all of Latin America. This diversity is largely the result of the large-scale immigration which occurred in the first half of the twentieth century. Dozens of nations are represented in the city; with Portuguese, Bolivians, and Japanese currently being the […]
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Best Places to Visit in South America

Now that I am home in the U.S. after spending a year in South America, the most common question I get is, “What was your favorite place?” This is a very difficult question because South America has it all. It ranges from tropical beaches to snowy mountains, from ancient ruins […]
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Top 5 must-see places in Valencia, Spain

You are in Valencia for some time and still, don’t know where you’d like to go? Here is my ultimate list of top-5 must-see locations one needs to visit while in Valencia, Spain. 5. Plaza de la Virgen ‘Plaza’ is the Spanish word for ‘square’, and you will definitely need […]
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Getting to know Cape Town: Impressions and Planning

The first impressions about the city, safety and public transports Well, I had a big excitement for being in Africa for the first time! And, just after arriving, I could see a well-organized and beautiful city with very friendly people. That includes the buses. They are good and at the […]
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Not so common destinations: Brazil's underrated cities

What is the first image that crosses your mind when you think about Brazil? Maybe the paradisiac beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana, or the astonishing landscapes in Corcovado Mountain, or even the luminous skyscrapers of the Brazilian city that never sleeps, São Paulo? If that’s so, I understand. Rio de […]
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INHOTIM: A unique combination of Nature and Art in MG – Brazil

The Inhotim Institute It’s one of the biggest collections of contemporary art of the world and they are distributed at an incredibly beautiful botanical garden that holds rare species and from all continents. It’s definitely a must-see, there’s nothing like it. From one exposition to the other your eyes and […]
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The Dream of Bangkok's Papaya Vintage Market

I’ll start by saying it is hard to take a picture of Papaya Vintage Market, and photographers from all around the globe actually pay to try and make justice to that place (more on that below). I’ll be humble and admit I could never. Okay, from the top, shall we? What […]
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Fernando de Noronha: Tropical Island Getaway

BAÍA DO SANCHO The archipelago of  Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic formation located 350 km from Brasil’s coast in the Atlantic. It was a Brazilian territory until a few years back when it became a part of the state of Pernambuco. It is composed of 21 islands in which only the main […]
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Buenos Aires: tourism, culture and life

Buenos Aires is a city of variety, and ‘varietés’. As many tourists and locals call it the most European city in South America. From someone that has lived in Buenos Aires for 25 years, I can tell that is not so European in the whole, but it has some corner […]
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Ecuador: A Culinary Tour

Ever since I left Ecuador for college, I have been asked this question many times: what do you miss most about your country? Even though it’s a hard question to answer, I always say what I miss the most is the food. Ecuador has four regions: the Amazon, the highlands, […]
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Ilhabela on a Weekend

Ilhabela is one of the stops along the “green coast route” (Costa Verde, in Portuguese), a route shared by the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, famous for its mountains covered in the remaining parts of the rainforest, as well as its long beaches and amazing tracks. This […]
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Punta del Diablo: beaches, food, and art in the coast of Uruguay

Why choose Punta del Diablo? If you want to experience the real adventure of a road trip like Sal Paradise in On the Road or if you want a family trip that your kids will remember forever then Punta del Diablo is the best choice. The perfect location Punta del […]
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A weekend in Belo Horizonte

Choose a new destination! Travel around the world is the dream of many people these days. And some destinations are almost a unanimity among travelers. When foreign people plan a trip to Brazil or even Brazilians planning their vacation, Belo Horizonte, or Beaga, how we residents like to call it, is […]
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The best and essential of Timbó: a hidden gem in southern Brazil

Timbó is considered a small-sized town by Brazilian standards, with about 40 thousand inhabitants. Until not long ago, it was virtually out of the spotlight, even to other southern Brazilians. Just very recently, with the popularization of biking and the strengthening of the Cycling Tourism in the European Valley Project, the town […]
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Budapest – Visiting Magical City On A River Danube

Three years ago I applied for a scholarship in Budapest to study the Hungarian language for one semester. Living in Budapest for 5 months was a blast! I met a bunch of foreign people from Egypt, France, Venezuela, Colombia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Canada, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Brazil, Argentina, Hungary. […]
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Korea's Second Seoul: Where to go and what to do in Busan

So you’ve been in Seoul for a while, and you’re starting to wonder what Korea would looks like with a little less smog and a few more beaches. Luckily, the second-biggest city in Korea has both of those things, and is a welcome respite from the breakneck pace of life […]
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Slovakia: The Breath-Taking Lakes in High Tatras

Who Doesn't Like Surprises? I’ve decided to share this experience with you as soon as possible, till I feel the pleasure pain in my legs.    So what you should know about me in advance; I’m not a typical mountain girl but I truly love my fiancé, who is a […]
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Spots to visit while in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is known for many famous tourists spots throughout the globe. The Hollywood sign, Disneyland California, Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, just to name a few. It's a pretty big city that is part of Southern California, that offers a lot of tourist attractions […]
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Chicago: The Magnificent Mile

 What is The Magnificent Mile The Magnificent Mile, as its name implies, is truly a magnificent sight to behold. Its title is used to describe a North and South 13 block strip on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, Illinois in the United States.  The Magnificent mile spans the distance between […]
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Annapurna Circuit and Base Camp Without A Guide

AC and ABC: two of the best trekking trails in Nepal Wondering whether to go to Nepal and do some trekking? Don’t wonder. You will meet amazing people, see beautiful scenery, enjoy delicious food and tea, and all of this can cost you less than 500 euros. I have done Annapurna […]
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Living in Bonito MS – Brazil

Buraco das Araras Brazil is sound, color, and culture. It is the biggest country in Latin America that offers a lot of different experiences in each city. You can't say that you know Brazil just by visiting one city. You must visit each corner to understand […]
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Iguazu Falls: Short trip to Brasil

I will tell you a short story, but I'm sure, you won't believe it. You might say, “aw man, please be more credible!” Because it's like a fairytale. Maybe this is the moral: every fairytale was based on a true story. Travelling to the Iguazu Falls So once upon a […]
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Sao Miguel – Green Island

About Sao Miguel Sao Miguel (Portugal) – the biggest of the nine archipelago`s islands located in the middle of the Atlantic. The place, where a man can switch “slow motion” being inspired by surrounding nature. The Portuguese Azores are justifiably regarded as the greenest area in the world. Merely 5% […]
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Hiking Ibitipoca National Park: Brazil

The Journey – Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, a National Park in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil is considered a national treasure in Brazil. So much so that they only allow a few guests in daily with no overnight stays in the park. I first heard of this park from […]
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Tajikistan: the Heart of Central Asia

Tajikistan. What is this country? There aren't many people who know anything about Tajikistan and Central Asia in general. But that is a mistake, I'm sure. There is a lot to be interested of in this part of our Planet. First of all, this is a rare landscape which not […]
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10 tips helping you enjoy the non-touristic Barra Grande

Barra Grande, a small village in Brasil one hour from Parnaiba and 6 hours from Fortaleza international airport with private transport (9 with the local bus).  At this moment a non- touristic village, that might be the reason why the local population welcomes you with open arms – really wide […]
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Bali: Cancelled Yoga Class And Getting Lost

When In Bali Do As Balinese Do I'm not a sportsperson. I don't do meditation either. I tried doing yoga around 15 years ago, just out of curiosity, but it appeared boring and too static to me. If I decide to force myself to do any physical exercise, I want […]
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Welcome to Lesotho, the Kingdom in the Sky

Let me tell you about my recent move to the deep south I decided in purpose not to have big expectations before moving to Lesotho. I barely knew where Lesotho was sistuated on the map when I got this job. Traveling to Lesotho from northern Europe is not easy as you do […]
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Arraial do Cabo: come see the brazilian caribbean

Rio is made by much more than just Rio de Janeiro, the city. “Look at these beaches! Would you like to go there?” That was the first message sent from my friend a week before the trip. I took it as a joke, of course and all I could say […]
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By the hills of Ouro Preto: things to do in a 1 day trip.

A little of geology and history… Have you ever heard about Ouro Preto? No?! I want to share with you a little bit of this wonderful city where I live! Ouro Preto is a small town close to Belo Horizonte wich is the main city of the state of Minas […]
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Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay

Montevideo: Find peace in Uruguay   Uruguay, a small country somewhat squeezed up between the South American giants Brazil and Argentina, is often forgotten by travellers. Do not make that mistake. Uruguay is worth the visit. It will prove itself to be a gem waiting to be explored. Montevideo is […]
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Lagoinha do Leste – The Hidden Paradise in Florianopolis

Florianopolis – Brazil is certainly a worthy place of stories that few people believe, there are many landscapes still untouched, transformed only by time. The beautiful beaches are no doubt among the natural attractions most sought after by tourists visiting the island. And one of those places, hidden behind of […]
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Things you need on your Instagram while visiting Lodz

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Poland? Vodka? Pierogi? Warsaw? Cracow? Unless you have already visited Lodz, I would dare to say that you have probably never heard of it. And there is nothing weird about it – despite it being fairly […]
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The Magic of Florianopolis

Curios about Florianopolis? Every time I hear about Brazil, the major cities that come to my mind are Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. I went to the previous two cities and they are so distinctly beautiful and alive. Upon being invited to stay in a city named “Florianopolis”, I […]
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Rio de Janeiro: Nature and culture in a beautiful city

Welcome to the dynamic city of Rio Rio, a city everyone's heard of, but not all of us have been. I had the tremendous pleasure of visiting and exploring this beautiful city in Brazil last summer, the summer of 2016. For 2 weeks I was stationed in the city of Rio, […]
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A Captivating Paradise: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Paradise, or…? There are many adjectives one can use when they think of Rio De Janeiro – radiant, beautiful, otherworldly – the list could go on and on. Rio is home to one of the modern wonders of the world, and beaches that stretch for miles and pique interest all […]
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Panama: a journey through paradisiac beaches and historical heritage monuments.

Hello everybody,  This is the story of the 17 days trip of a surfer’s couple through Panama. Most of the time we spent at Santa Catalina, a small beach-side town on the Pacific coast of Veraguas, we also knew Panama City, the capital of the country, famous for its dense […]
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How to plan your trip to Thailand

How to plan your trip to Thailand Can you put it on a map? – A Geography lesson A place of wonder, Thailand has become the sweetheart of backpackers all around the world. Temples, elephants, long neck woman, insects on a stick, waterfalls, jungle, monks, tuk tuks, massages, national parks, mountains […]
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Multiple romances of Rio de Janerio

Falling for the marvelous city ” Don’t forget this is the greatest city, he whispered in my ear, before the heavy metal door closed in between us. In a last glimpse I saw he pointing with a smile portraying his face, because I was walking in the wrong direction…”   They call it the marvelous city and for […]
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Baguio: A Trip to The Mountains

Baguio: A Trip To The Mountains   Something about the place: Located at the mountainous region of the Cordillera, Baguio City is a famous tourist spot here in the Philippines because of its cool climate, the fresh pine tree-scented air, the culture and traditions, historical past and more. It is approximately […]
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Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul: 4 days of a road trip in Brazil

Bonito’s photos are amazing! I know it looks like paradise.  You will see only a few photos of my own, and they are not pointing at the water. My trip wasn’t what I expected. I will tell you something about my experience of travel to Bonito and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, […]
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Brisbane: 7 Lovely Places to Visit.

Hello, there! I decided to write about Brissie because I lived there last year and I felt in love with this amazing place! So I would like to recommend you visiting 7 places if you are in this city of Australia. Let´s go! South Bank Brisbane […]
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Bogota – the graffiti capital

Bogota street art The city Bogota gets a pretty bad rap. It isn't known for being the most beautiful or exciting of cities and many tourists quickly hightail it out of here for Medellin or Cartagena. Some even skip it entirely. But Bogota actually has plenty […]
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“Lisboa: Love at first sight”

“Lisboa: Love at first sight” When I think about Lisbon, there are so many pictures passing in front of my eyes, so many feelings and so many memories. Instantly I can feel my face changing from serious to smiley, relaxed and happy. And that's how I was feeling everytime when […]
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Aveiro: the portuguese Venice

Aveiro it’s a beautiful city in the center of Portugal and it’s well known for it’s famous “Ovos Moles” and for the beautiful channel across the city, reason why a lot of people call it the “Portuguese Venice”. It’s only 70 km away from Porto. It’s a place that you […]
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Lisbon: The Pearl of the Atlantic

For my first work, the choice could be no different. I present you Lisbon: the city where I live since ever and keep falling in love with every time. LISBON AT A GLANCE Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and one of the prettiest cities in Europe and world. Many publications share […]
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Rio: the olympic legacy you don't wanna miss

Hey, travelers! I don't know if you guys are big fans of sports but I am. Because of that I spent the last couple weeks dedicating almost all of my free time to the olympic games. I always enjoyed watching it as a kid and this time guess what? The […]
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Fremantle: History Meets Hip

The famed 'Cappuccino Strip' is an excellent place to watch the world go by. Fremantle isn’t just a place to sip coffee or sample locally brewed craft beers. It is also shrouded in a short yet fascinating history of early Australian ‘free-settlers’, British convicts and maritime […]
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A love letter to Rio.

My first and (so far) only true Love. I label myself a classical carioca, genuinely satisfied being born in this amazing city, and proud of my personality shaped by her incredible atmosphere. Oh, you don’t know what carioca means? Is time to visit Rio, my dear friend! Carioca is the […]
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MEETING IGUAZU FALLS

MEETING IGUAZU FALLS A Brazilian Experience Considered one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Iguazu Falls are 272 waterfalls of Iguazu River, located between Brazil and Argentina, being the largest waterfalls in the world.   The Iguazu Falls has two sides, the Brazilian and the […]
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Bragança: hot land, cold land

Bragança skyline   Tradition and modernity. Those are the words that describe Bragança, a lovely small town in the countryside of Portugal. Distant from the most famous cities – Lisbon and Porto – Bragança is located in the northeast of Portugal, in the region of Trás-os-Montes, […]
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São Paulo, the city that also never sleeps!

As a born and raised “paulistana”  my first post could not be about anywhere else but the South American city that never sleeps. So many cultures in one place What almost no travelers know is that many immigrants settled in the city in the beggining of the century (my family […]
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EL CALAFATE, ARGENTINA: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP TO PATAGONIA

One of my biggest dreams in life was getting to know the Argentinean Patagonia. I didn’t even know the names of the cities, I just knew I had to be there. Glaciers, blue lakes, calm and wide landscapes. Completely different from my home state in Brazil, a place that triggered […]
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Brazil: Rio 2016

In central region, with almost 3km of atractions and so many big screens to not miss anything Having the Idea to go to Olympics Games… Rio de Janeiro Around two months ago, I was at the office and my boss came very excited, telling me that […]
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Brazil: Discover The Most Beautiful Beaches PLUS Secret Spots In Guarujá

  When you think about Brazil what probably comes to your mind is a mix of football, carnival and, of course, beaches! And if you take a while on the beach aspect you will for sure be led to think about Rio de Janeiro or any other paradise place in […]
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5 things I learned from traveling around Argentina

When we first arrived in Argentina, my boyfriend and I had a plan to stay for only 2 months. The initial idea was to backpack from Cordoba (center of the country) to the North, and then head South to Patagonia. But we had such an immersive experience, that those 2 […]
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5 reasons Why you should visit Florianopolis

Welcome to Floripa- Brazil Hello! This is Lara, and I live in one of the mosts beautiful places of the world. Florianópolis, or Floripa, as native people tenderly started to call  the island, is  located in the south of Brazil and it´s been known worldwide for it´s intense College life, […]
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Poland: HEL PENINSULA – The Baltic Sea

Hel is in the northern part of Poland, where there is a nice coast with the beautiful beaches and wide offer of water sports. The main advantage of this place is that the Baltic Sea is partially separated from the land by the peninsula. It makes the place safe but […]
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Manaus part 01: Finding green areas

Hello everyone! My name is Luísa and this is my first post on my new blog, Luka trips. I decided to start this blog because I love to travel and I would like to share my good and bad experiences collected around the world (not all the world…yet). I’m Brazilian […]
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Rio de Janeiro – Ciudad de Deus

Welcome to Rio! I should probably start by saying that I like to travel, most likely like everybody around the world, but I am not a traveler that is used to luxury or business lounge, nor to hostels or shared bathrooms. I simply want to enjoy my time spent travelling […]
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Premier Party Destination in Spain : Marbella & Puerto Banus

My favourite party places in Marbella & Puerto Banus I’ve lived through some of the most wild, unimaginable, unforgettable nights in Marbella & Puerto Banus. Overpacked Ferraris being stopped by the police at 4am, cars breaking down between Nikki Beach and Puerto Banus, spontaneous trips to other countries the night I […]
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Brazil: magical Jericoacoara

Living Jerí The most astonishing thing I noticed in Jericoacoara is the fact that the sand is used as a pavement. Streets are made of sand, as well as the flooring in shops. Sand is everywhere, and you do not need to wear shoes. When I first walked in Jerí […]
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Algodoal Island – North Brazil

Brazil is such a big and diverse country that no matter how much you travel around you can always be surprised. I have a personal goal of getting to know every Brazilian state, one by one, though I have no idea when I will finish that. I'm definitely doing it […]
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Rio de Janeiro: First days

Hi everyone! Since 5 days we are in Rio de Janeiro now. But honestly it feels like 5 weeks, because we have already seen so much! Here a short summary: Top things we did/ saw in Rio de Janeiro: Jardim Botânico The garden consists of more than 8.000 plant species […]
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France: Je Taime, Paris

After 2 years of wishing and saving money, I finally got to accomplish it. In November of 2015, I was finally getting on a plane for the first time to the continent which would show me live what so far I had learned in the History books. Destination Paris, Mademoiselle. […]
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Eight hours in Buzios, Brazil

HOW TO GET THERE We started our trip to Buzios not really knowing anything about this magical and charming place. We arrived there at eight in the morning with our Transatlantic cruise ship, Buzios was one of the many stops we had in Brazil last December. We usually asked our […]
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10 Important Lessons I Learned in London

Hey everyone! It took me a while to write about my latest trip to Europe, but I needed quiet time to do it so. So here I am lying in a hammock on a peaceful afternoon. I feel the breeze blowing through my hair and I start recalling the most remarkable […]
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Palace of Pena

Palacio da Pena Sintra – Portugal Visiting the Palace of Pena is a nice option for a sunny day as they are in Portugal. Alone, with family or friends, you'll be amazed by the beauty of this particular place.    It is one of the seven wonders of Portugal since […]
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The perfect day in Belém

Where to go and what to eat Belém is a parish just outside Lisbon that makes a great and accessible day trip. From Lisbon, it’s a quick and scenic 25-minute ride along the Tagus river to Belém station on the Linha de Cascais train. Belem is certainly not a well […]
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A Paradise Called Itacaré

Of a indigenous origin and surrounded by natural beauty variety, the brazilian city enchants its people and foreigners who leave everything to live in paradise. By Laís Queiroz Imagine this scenario: a coastline formed by the succession of white sand beaches, surrounded by coconut trees, surrounded by the Atlantic Forest […]
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Why you should go to Norway during the winter.

I am from Brazil, the land of sunshine, and whenever I am asked where I come from, people just assume I love going to the beaches, go sunbathing and wear tiny bikinis — that isn't true. Most of the times, in fact, I just wish I could move to a cold place — […]
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Brazil – Life as a carnie

Brazil – Life as a carnie Feathers, fishnets and candy floss, clowns, eyelashes and one massive pink tent. Yes, I ran away with the circus, my life continues on the road touring through cities of Brazil as a carnie, (dancer) in one of South Americas largest circuses. This is not […]
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Sao Paulo: Visiting Like A Local

Sao Paulo – the largest city in Sao America; a megalopolis that will chew you up and spit you out unless you are a born Paulistano. I moved to this hot and polluted city in October, 2014. As I flew in over the expansive and seemingly never-ending night-lights I wondered, “What […]
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Salvador & Morro de São Paulo

Morro De São Paulo I set off on a two hour boat trip to Morro De São Paulo, where I had planned to relax on the beautiful beaches that I had heard so much about. Many of my Brazillian friends had recommended that I should go to Morro De São Paulo, as […]
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The Capital of Minas Gerais

The city Belo Horizonte is the city I grew up in and one of the best cities to visit in Brazil in my opinion. Ok, I know what you're thinking: She's just saying that because that's where she's from. Well, that’s partially true but I'm going to show you what […]
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